Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Cruise Booking Incentive for Agents

Oceania Cruises, the world's leading culinary-and destination-focused cruise line, has launched Sell 5 & Sail Free, a fantastic booking incentive where UK travel agents have the chance to experience the cruise line that boasts the Finest Cuisine at Sea for themselves.

By booking and confirming - between June 1 and 30, 2017 - any five cruises sailing in 2017, travel agents will be rewarded with a free berth on any cruise of up to 10-nights sailing this year.



Big Event Now Underway - Don't Miss Out!

The Biggest Big Travel Trade Event yet got underway this morning at the Hilton Templepatrick, and the message to travel agents up and down the Province is... get along to The Hilton and Don't Miss It!

If you haven't registered in advance, you can do so when you arrive at the Reception Desk at the hotel to take advantage of the chance to meet more travel companies, have more networking opportunities and of course and try your luck at winning a sensational lineup of top prizes to be won.



Top Tour Operator's Two Conferences for Independent Agents

Jet2holidays has announced its prestigious VIP travel agent conference for 2017, further strengthening its commitment to independent travel agency partners following its biggest ever conference last year.

The details of the conference were revealed by Head of Trade, Alan Cross, at a series of special launch events for agency partners in Newcastle, Manchester and London.



'Bexit Belfast International' Advertising Campaign in Border Counties

Belfast International Airport is embarking on a major advertising campaign in the six border counties in the Republic of Ireland to persuade passengers to opt for the Northern ‘gateway’ over Dublin.

The billboard, newspaper, radio and digital advertising campaign will have as its strapline ‘Cheaper. Nearer. Simpler’ and builds on the fact that a strong euro offers better value when you fly from Belfast International.



Christmas Charters to Toronto Announced

Air Transat, the award-winning Canadian leisure airline, has announced that due to demand they will operate flights from Dublin to Toronto this Christmas.

The flights will depart from Dublin on December 20, 2017 and return on January 2, 2018, offering passengers the opportunity to spend both Christmas and New Year in Toronto with friends and family or simply enjoy a magical festive break.



New Qatar and Norwegian Services at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has welcomed Qatar Airways' new daily service between Dublin and Doha.

To celebrate this special occasion, the airline flew its new generation Airbus 350 aircraft to Dublin for the inaugural flight.



American Holidays Main Sponsor of Blues Festival

Tour operator, American Holidays is once again backing the hugely popular Belfast Blues Festival as the main sponsor of this massive event in the city's music calendar.

With 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23 to 25 the festival is one of the biggest in Northern Ireland and is a perfect fit for American Holidays.



Symphony Visit Hits Right Note with Agents

A total of 44 guests, including many Travel Counsellors and consultants from nine different travel agencies, visited Crystal Symphony on its visit to Belfast last week.

Symphony had three visits in Northern Ireland and the Republic and will have one final visit to Portsmouth before the ship heads for the Baltic.



Book Early for Deals - Thomson/First Choice Chief

Get in there early! That was the message from the new Head of Thomson and First Choice in Ireland, Belinda Vasquez, to prospective holidaymakers for the 2018 summer programme out of Northern Ireland, speaking at a lunch in Hadski's, Belfast last Wednesday.

Meeting local Press for the first time, she said: "We encourage Northern Ireland holidaymakers to get in early and book free child places and with a low booking deposit of just £75, it really couldn't be easier.



'Total Eclipse' Cruise on Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has put a 'Total Eclipse Cruise' on sale ahead of the rare natural phenomenon that takes place next summer.

The seven-night Caribbean sailing on Oasis of the Seas will follow the path of the eclipse, finding the best view when the sun will be fully eclipsed by the moon.



Travel Solutions' Family Fun Day This Weekend

A big turnout of travel agents is expected for Travel Solutions' Family Fun Day taking place this Sunday, June 18, at Harlequins Rugby Club, Belfast.

The Belfast tour operator is celebrating 21 years in business, and as a thank you to its suppliers and agents, the company is hosting the day filled with fun and games for all the family.



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